Due to New York State Legislature inaction, non-voting representives of MTA riders and labor unions have lost their combined six seats on the MTA Board. The statute that established these board members expired December 31, 2009. The bill (A7137/S4480) to amend the this statute, although moved to the calendar in both houses for passage, was not passed. The PCAC has three representatives at the MTA Board table:
Andrew Albert – New York City Transit Riders Council
James Blair – Metro North Commuter Council
Ira Greenberg – Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council
For further reading about this issue see the recent article in the NY Daily News and the 2nd Ave. Sagas website.
PCAC calls on all riders to contact their state senators and insist on the immediate passage of this critical legislation. They can find their senator’s contact information at http://www.nysenate.gov/ Riders can also send their comments to PCAC at firstname.lastname@example.org